Melania Trump, who is the current First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) through her office has made it clear she is the official first lady of the US.
This is coming on the heel of claims made by the ex-wife of the US president, Ivana Trump, where she called herself the first lady.
The first lady’s office released a statement refuting Ivana’s claims, saying
“Mrs Trump has made the White House a home for Barron and the President. She loves living in Washington, D.C. and is honored by her role as First Lady of the United States. She plans to use her title and role to help children, not sell books.” The spokesperson from the office finished by saying, “There is clearly no substance to this statement from an ex, this is unfortunately only attention-seeking and self-serving noise.”
In the interview with ABC, Ivana claimed to talk frequently with the president but is hesitant to stir up jealousy among the president’s actual wife and first lady, Melania. “I [don’t] really want to call him there because Melania is there,” Ivana said. “And I don’t want to cause any kind of jealousy or something like that because I’m basically first Trump wife. OK? I’m the first lady.”
During the exclusive interview, Ivana also discussed her divorce with Donald Trump and the ways in which they became close again, considering they have three children together, Ivanka, Donald Jr, and Eric.
“Donald during the divorce was brutal. He took the divorce as a business deal and he cannot lose, he has to win,” Trump said, mentioning that they are friends now.